This one is the 6 of Clubs from the Selling Value card deck.
First, let’s talk about an analytical journey. These are those people who, once they realize they have a problem that they might want to go solve, they spend a bunch of time doing their own research, probably on the internet, figuring out what are the different options, where they might buy it, what are the price points? These are the most price sensitive buyers we can deal with.
And yet, if we get an opportunity to talk to them as a salesperson would talk to a potential client, we could be sitting there saying, Hey, here’s why our product is better than our competitor’s product. But my recommendation would be to make sure we have the value conversation about the inherent value of solving the problem.
It makes sense for us to make sure that we’re going back to, let’s call it “first principles”. We’re going back to help our buyers understand what’s the value of solving the problem.
– Mark Stiving
If we have that conversation, it may be that the buyer didn’t realize that there were a lot of other opportunities or a lot of other places where there’s value if they buy a product like this. The person might begin to trust the salesperson more and say, Hey, this person’s really looking out for my best interest. The buyer is more likely to buy because we’re showing them more and more value.
So, for a lot of different reasons, it makes sense for us to make sure that we’re going back to, let’s call it “first principles”. We’re going back to help our buyers understand what’s the value of solving the problem. And in the meantime, we also need to talk about how we are differentiated and possibly better than competitive alternatives.
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